People

Faculty and Principal Investigator 

DR. AKM RAHMAN

  • DESCRIPTION¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Assistant Professor, PhD, PE (Tenure Track)
    Mechanical Engineering Tech
    NYCCT, CUNY
    186 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY-11201
    Cell-Phone: 334-552-0660, Email: ASRahman@citytech.cuny.edu
  • Education
    2015 – PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO-80523.
    2008 – MS in Mechanical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088
    2003 – BS in Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Tech
  • Professional Experience
    Aug, 2016 – Present: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, New York City College of Technology, CUNY.
    Aug, 2017 – Present: Visiting Scientist, Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
    March, 2016 – Aug, 2016: Mechanical Engineer, Modern Packaging Inc, Deer Park, NY.
    Aug, 2015 – Aug, 2016: Visiting Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Farmingdale State College, SUNY.
  • Faculty Profile http://citytech.cuny.edu/faculty/ASRahman

Graduate Students:                           

CHIRAG SHAH    

Description: Chirag Shah is a Mechanical Engineering Grad student at New York University. He is currently a Research Assistant at the Composite Materials and Mechanics Lab at NYU Tandon with Dr. Nikhil Gupta. At present, he is working with Prof. Akm Rahman at CUNY on a research project that focuses on the development of fly ash based geopolymer for high temperature application. He has successfully completed various research projects working as an Undergraduate and Graduate Researcher at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and University of Bremen in Germany respectively. He is specialized with strong research, experimental and theoretical grounding in Composite Materials, Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials, and Powder Metallurgy. His research work focuses on the development of Metal 3D printing parameters and advanced materials for high temperature application.

 

Undergraduate Students

AARYAN NAIR

Description: Aaryan Nair is a Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate student at City Tech. He is currently a CRSP Research Scholar at the Composite and Bio-materials Lab, with Professor Dr. Akm Rahman. He is keenly interested in the field of material science and radical sustainable energy principles. At present, he is working with Professor Rahman on Fly-Ash Geopolymers as an alternative to conventional building materials such as concrete. This would result in the dual proposition of re-using large-scale industrial waste and reducing  CO2 emissions, with the impact of reducing our collective global footprint.

ASTRID FRANK

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  • Emerging Scholars Programs (ESP)¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†The ESP program allows students to work hands on with a professor for a semester.¬† I have taking the opportunity to work with prof. Rahman, Fall 2018 semester, on the improvement of geopolymer. Have contributed to projects that were done in the lab during fall 2018 semester.

 

SAMINUR MAIH

  • DESCRIPTION¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Attending¬†New York City College Of Technology, CUNY¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Majoring in Computer Information System (CIS)¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Member of the Black Male Initiative Club (BMI)
  • Cuny Research Scholars Program (CRSP) ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† The CUNY Research Scholars Program provides funded laboratory experiences for associate degree students over a one-year period.

 

KHRISTIAN LANG

 

Description: Research assistant in the Composite and Biomaterials lab working in studying the properties of PLA nanofiber and how Poly-Imide can be used as a composite blend to make the nanofiber a stronger material to be used in the biomedical field”.

 

TIN OO

 

JOYCE TAM